Chromium increases the power of insulin to process sugar, so you need less insulin to do the job, and blood sugar levels drop. Thus, with adequate chromium, much less insulin circulates in the blood to attack artery walls, precipitating atherosclerosis, and possibly plunging you into type II diabetes. By reactivating insulin, chromium alleviates some of the danger of insulin resistance that comes on with age. Chromium can even improve insulin resistance in diabetics.
Nearly 20 controlled studies have demonstrated the positive effect for chromium in the treatment of diabetes. In clinical studies of type II diabetes patients, supplementing the diet with chromium has been shown to decrease fasting glucose levels, improve glucose tolerance, lower insulin levels, and decrease total cholesterol and triglyceride levels while increasing HDL (good) cholesterol levels.
How much do diabetics need?
According to Dr Jonathan Wright, research has shown that 200 mcg of Chromium daily is ineffective in lowering blood sugar in Type 2 diabetes. But when levels are raised to 1,000 mcg daily, blood sugar, serum insulin, and cholesterol levels all decrease. He recommends 500 to 1,000 mcg daily.
Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule daily, preferably with food.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 100
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Chromium (as ChromeMate® brand) 200mg 167%
*Daily Value not established
- artificial ingredients
Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Maltodextrin, Gelatin (capsule)
Nature's Way GTF Chromium contains ChromeMate, a patented form of biologically active niacin-bound chromium for increased effectiveness.
Chromium Picolinate is an essential part of the GTF (Glucose Tolerance Factor) molecule.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.